Sport Pitch perfect: Cliff Morgan was a rugby legend as player and commentator

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pounds 37,500 fines for the collapse of a seating stand during Pink Floyd concert

A judge at Knightsbridge Crown Court in London yesterday imposed fines totalling pounds 37,500 following the collapse of a seating stand during a Pink Floyd concert at Earls Court exhibition centre, in which 40 people were injured. About 14,000 fans were at the concert in October 1994, when the stand, holding more than 1,000, collapsed as the show began.

Exiles press West towards Tehran spring

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David Benedict on theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber longs to be taken seriously. Alas, the powers that be won't play ball, although the reviews for his latest show, By Jeeves, should have cheered him up. Meantime, he's hard at work on his next show, that little-known Hollywood property, A Star is Born. Picture that publicity machine wheezing back to life as successive casts throw up yet more names poised for "overnight" stardom.

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An African bushman in England falls for a bishop's daughter's bottom. Christopher Hawtree looks on; Darkest England by Christopher Hope Macmillan, pounds 15.99

can't dance, can't see, can't stand it

If cattle went to gigs, most of the nation's venues would find themselves picketed by the animal-rights movement. So why do we put up with it, asks Nicholas Barber

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Four wheels good, eight wheels embarrassing?

What has eight wheels, five doors and can be spotted regularly holding up the A30 in Devon? Yes, that most frowned-upon of British traditions, the caravan. It's time to throw out those ancient preconceptions about caravan drivers and discover the revelation that is the 21st-century mobile accommodation unit at the Leisure and Caravanshow. Altogether 150 exhibitors will be displaying their wares around the main feature of this year's revamped show: an eight-caravan holiday home village. Of course, in the world of caravan etiquette, you wouldn't be seen dead without an awning strapped to the side and, although size isn't everything, when it comes to wind, rain, shine and the neighbours, it certainly helps. So this year's show has a special awning feature, plus the chance to buy every accessory you could possibly need on your next pitch, along with a few you really don't. Competitions include the chance to win a Haven holiday and a brand- new caravan, plus the presentation of a green award to the most environmentally- friendly park in the country. And if that isn't enough to make you unhook the rusting piece of junk in your driveway and head straight to Earl's Court for an upgrade, then maybe you should take that Mediterranean cruise after all..

LETTER : Still on a high from Oasis Oasis are best since Beatles

OK. I MAY only be 16 years old, but we are all entitled to our own opinions. Unfortunately, I feel that Nicholas Barber expressed his too strongly regarding the record-breaking Oasis gigs at Earl's Court ("Oasis dry up before the end", Real Life, 12 November). I appreciate that I was only one of 40,000 people lucky enough to be there and enjoy such an amazing experience, but I think that what I am about to say will speak for the majority of Indy Kids who were there.

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We've teamed up with Miller Genuine Draft to offer you the chance to win tickets to the London Motor Show along with cases of Miller Genuine Draft. A must for all motor enthusiasts, the show at Earl's Court from 19-29 October is a spectacle of vintage, futuristic and luxury cars. Also at the show will be the Miller Indy car (above), which is driven by Indy superstar Bobby Rahal and is capable of reaching speeds of 240mph.

When John drove Babs to a life in the fast lane

The world's most powerful car is set to make its public debut at the London Motor Show next month. Propelled by two jet engines, which develop a total of 106,000bhp, the seven-ton projectile is designed to capture the land speed record - set at 633mph in 1983 - then hurtle on to break the sound barrier and reach 850mph.

Seven up for Oz

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If you thought country music was all about hard times in the wild west and the death of four-legged friends, think again. Country music is now officially cool.

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